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Monaco, Europe

2019 Monaco Grand Prix & Rome with Windstar Cruises

8-day luxury cruise


Short description

Cruise the Med and experience the thrill of the world's most glamorous motor race


  • Watch the Grand Prix qualifying and final race with included grandstand tickets and gift package
  • Join a Formula One® racing expert on this exclusive Grand Prix cruise who will provide behind-the-scenes insights to the event
  • Enjoy Pit Pass access on qualifying day
  • Relax at one of the beautiful beaches of Sanary-sur-Mer, said to be the sunniest place in France
  • Meander the cobblestone streets of the Old Fishing Quarter in St. Tropez

In Brief

  • 1 Night Rome (Civitavecchia)
  • 1 Night Portofino
  • 1 Night St Tropez
  • 1 Night Sanary-Sur-Mer
  • 2 Nights Monte Carlo
  • 1 Night Porto Ercole
  • 1 Night Rome (Civitavecchia)


Recommended for:
History & culture | Ocean cruise | Sports & activities

Experience the thrill of the Monaco Grand Prix with Windstar Cruises Sailing from Rome via some of the Med's most glamorous ports, you'll enjoy Section K grandstand tickets to qualifying and race day – some of the best seats on the circuit – as well as a host of added extras, including a tour of the pit lane. it all begins in the Italian capital, where you'll board the Star Pride, setting sail to Portofino, St. Tropez, Sanary-sur-Mer and Monte Carlo, where you'll disembark for two unforgettable days of grand prix action. You'll also be treated to a cocktail receptions and gourmet dining throughout. And, it's all hosted by acclaimed USA racing expert Bob Varsha, who'll share his insights from 25 years covering Formula One. You'll then return, via Porto Ercole, to Rome where you'll disembark.

Day by day itinerary

Day 1
Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy

Fly directly to Rome and take your included shared transfer to the port to embark the ship. 2,500 years of history are woven into the fabric of modern Rome. You can feel it in the glory of the Sistine Chapel in the Vatican. Or as you wander sidestreets that open onto piazzas, fountains, Bernini sculpture, and elegant courtyards. Famous treasures are legion in Rome: the Colosseum, the Forum, St. Peter’s Cathedral, the Trevi Fountain and the Spanish Steps to name just a few. Take time out between sights to do as the Romans do: enjoy a three-hour lunch, shop, people-watch, or savour what is arguably the best gelati in the world.

Stay: Star Pride

Meals: D

Day 2

Portofino is considered by many yachtsmen to be the “world’s most beautiful small port.” From the sea, the entrance to town is a narrow waterway, usually crowded with yachts and sailboats. Tall cliffs rise steeply above the port, dotted with expensive villas and an imposing castle. Along the water, restaurants with outdoor tables and colorful umbrellas offer refuge to some of Europe’s wealthiest and most discerning pleasure-seekers.

Stay: Star Pride

Meals: B L D

Day 3
St Tropez

Small but chic, St. Tropez is a lively town whose beaches are legendary, both for their beauty and for the beauties on them. Follow the narrow lanes from the waterfront, and you’ll arrive at the oldest part of St. Tropez, where twisting narrow streets open onto tiny squares and fountains. Great views can be had from the 16th-century Citadel, but the most interesting views are from a chair in a sidewalk café: sit on the terrace and watch the fascinating, flirtatious French Riviera pass by.

Stay: Star Pride

Meals: B L D

Day 4

France’s sunniest city, located on the French Riviera, was originally a small fishing village and still is adorned by a large collection of traditional wooden fishing boats. This is the home of a group of local artisan fisherman who sell their catch daily on the pier and where Jacques Cousteau had a residence, the Villa Baobab.

Stay: Star Pride

Meals: B L D

Days 5-6
Monte Carlo

The fairy-tale kingdom of Monte Carlo glitters with opulence and jet-set glamour, and the action centres around its famed casinos. Inside, under gilt-edged ceilings and ornate frescoes, fortunes are made or lost. Elsewhere in Monaco are the Prince’s Palace, from which the Grimaldi dynasty has ruled since 1297; the Cathedral where Grace Kelly married Prince Rainier; and the Rock of Monaco, where gardens cascade to the sea. And, of course, you'll enjoy two days of world-class motor racing with tickets for the Monaco Grand Prix. Indeed, you'll be treated to a weekend of exclusive events, including Pit Pass access and grandstand seats for qualifying, cocktail receptions and dinners, a race day brunch aboard Star Pride and a commemorative gift package including a pair of hi-definition binoculars so you can keep a close eye on the action.

Stay: Star Pride

Meals: B L D

Day 7
Porto Ercole, Italy

One of Italy’s best secrets and the gateway to Tuscany is charming Porto Ercole with its spectacular sunsets and lovely beaches with amazing snorkeling and diving spots. It is highly encouraged that you find Pizza Grano for an unforgettable slice of pizza and take a stroll on the seaside promenade full of restaurants, artisan shops and fresh seafood.

Stay: Star Pride

Meals: B L D

Day 8
Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy

Debark the ship and take your included shared transfer to the airport for your flight to the UK

Meals: B


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